This picture is worth a thousand words. It got me thinking about the differences between bosses and leaders. While most leaders are also bosses, not every boss is a leader. Here are a few of my thoughts on how to differentiate between the two:
Leaders inspire; Bosses mandate.
Leaders serve the team; Bosses are served by the team.
Leaders take responsibility; Bosses blame others.
Leaders collaborate; Bosses dictate.
Leaders coach; Bosses criticize.
Leaders say “we”; Bosses say “I”.
Leaders give credit; Bosses take credit.
What else would you add to this list?